With 2020 barely underway, the Galerie Perrotin kicked off the year in “Paris, 3020” with Daniel Arsham’s new exhibition. Now on at the Galerie Perrotin on the rue de Turenne through March 21st, 2020, this mélange of past and present features a range of large-scale sculptures embedded with crystals. The presentation is part of Arsham’s Fictional Archaeology series that aims to “compress time” with an amalgam of artifacts from the past that inform the present and give a glimpse at a crystallized future. Arsham uses molds and scans from some of the most iconic works in history from the collections of museums like the Louvre in Paris or the Acropolis Museum in Athens to cast the sculptures in hydrostone before adding natural pigments like volcanic ash, blue calcite, selenite, quartz or rose quartz and his signature crystallization technique. Even amidst the nearby protests, art enthusiasts, collectors and a who’s who of Parisian personalities flocked to the gallery to discover the exhibition, plus Arsham’s latest collaboration with Dior. Emmanuel Perrotin and Arsham welcomed guests including Olivier Zahm, Kim Jones, Pedro Winter and more as large busts of Aphrodite, Lucilla and Moses looked on.

Photos: Jean Picon
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